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The Health & Safety Executive has written to Scottish Bakers to give advance notice of an inspection programme in the food manufacturing industry in Scotland.

The programme of targeted inspections will review health and safety standards in food manufacturing businesses across the country before the end of March. The HSE plan to visit around 120 premises of all types including bakeries.

2018 World Scotch Pie Champion

The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2018 came to an exciting conclusion today as James Pirie & Son of Newtyle were announced as the 19th winner of the competition making them THE WORLD SCOTCH PIE CHAMPION OF 2018.

Alasdair Smith

Scottish Bakers Association along with our training arm National Food and Drink Training are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alasdair Smith who will be starting with us on Monday 8th January 2018.

Alasdair comes with experience in skills and education, lifelong learning and the media sector. He was Scotland Director of Creative Skillset (the sector skills council). Before then, he spent 9 years with SQA & SCOTVEC and brings a wealth of experience in bringing industry together in partnership with further and higher education institutions in Scotland as well as having established links with SQA, SDS, the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government. Alasdair also has achieved his Masters in Business Administration at Strathclyde Graduate Business School along with...


Today WRAP published new labelling guidance, to give shoppers more consistent storage and date label advice.


All ‘pies’ were in Dunfermline yesterday as Scottish butchers and bakers delivered their premier pies into the hands of the judges of the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards for a long day of product perusal


On the 26th October 2017, the Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, MSP launched a consultation on their Diet and Obesity Strategy.

NE Food & Drink Awards

Innovation and success within the North East's vibrant food and drink sector are set to be celebrated with the launch of the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2018. The awards are free to enter and are open to all food and drink producers based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.


It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Past President Jean Leask, who was President of the SAMB from 2000-2001


Re:markable LogoScotland’s SMEs and micro businesses are being urged to apply for Scottish Government funding aimed at helping them attract, develop and retain young employees aged 16-24. The funding, worth £200,000, for the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation will help support up to 300 small enterprises over the next six months and will be rolled out exclusively by Re:markable (formerly Investors in People Scotland).  
Food Standards Scotland Update

On 7th September, Food Standards Scotland published the updated list of products withdrawn from the market because of the amount of egg they contain from farms implicated in the Fipronil investigation. 26 additional products have been added to the list of products withdrawn (published 31 August 2017), but Food Standards Scotland understands these products have not been distributed to Scotland.